Girl with Tulips

WeinElsie - Girl with Tulips.JPG

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Title

Girl with Tulips

Description

A pale-skinned young woman with blue eyes and brown hair, wearing a blue day dress, lifts a single red tulip stem from a vase of five red tulips. Mirroring the dark brown background, a round, wooden table is the stable platform for the two-handled white vase which holds the tulips. The woman's thoughtful stare evokes a dreamlike sense of nostalgia.

About the Artist:
We haven't located much reliable information about this artist. Elsie Wein may have immigrated to the United States from Hungary. Some records indicate that during the 1920s she may have lived in Baltimore, MD and showed her paintings there. There also is an intriguing reference to a WBNY radio program, “Art Talk,” with an Elsie Wein as its host during the late 1920s and early ‘30s. In any event, a painter of this name worked for the WPA in at least two programs. 9 more works at the Index of American Design. 3 more images at FAP.

Creator

Wein, Elsie, (b. 1898?)

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1935-1940

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Anderson, Justin (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18365

Format

jpeg, 1.3 MB

Type

Still Image

Identifier

193

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil Painting

Physical Dimensions

24 x 30 in.
Condition: tack marks, surface dirt, flaking paint

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